Monthly Archives: August 2011
It was basically 4 years ago that a random conversation mocking the future of fast food joins led to a mind bending mental roadtrip that ended with us coming up with the QWIXOTIC Universe, and deciding to portray it in a Webcomic. 4 years…
More recently, I’ve been promising a lot of progress updates, and artwork to be on the Blog , and all that is still to come. (I don’t lie or tease… much) However this week is a mucho special time for us at QWIXOTIC (the three of us).
August 25th, 2011 will mark the most official start of the QWIXOTIC Wecomic since its inception. The marketing campaign for The QWIXOTIC Webcomic is being launched at the FanExpo 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from August 25th to August 28th, 2011.
If you’re in the area, (or even if you’re not… do a road trip with friends!) then head on over to the FanExpo to pick up a free poster of the QWIXOTIC Webcomic, signed by its creators.
Check out the Spent Pencils booth and meet our very own QWIXOTIC artist, Vince Sunico! He’ll be there with his most talented crew. You may even get some sketches done by him!
Also for the first time ever, Gui Girolmini, the co-creator and co-writer of the QWIXOTIC Webcomic series will also be in attendance along with Vince. Be one of the FIRST ever, to get a free poster of the upcoming QWIXOTIC Webcomic Series signed by Vince Sunico and Gui Girolmini!!
Unfortunately, I won’t be there. I know, I’m pretty broken up about it as well. Wild Unicorns shooting rainbows wouldn’t have kept me away, however I am majorly geographically challenged, being in South Asia at the moment. Otherwise I’m fully there in spirit… but not in the creepy GHOSTBUSTERS kinda way. More like GHOST, without the sexual bits.
All the info is posted below. The event is 4 days long. And it’s the first opportunity for everyone to get a look at some official artwork and posters of QWIXOTIC. Not to mention own a signed copy of it. This is only limited to FanExpo so go get your poster while you can. DO IT NOW!
Fan Expo 2011
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre / Artist Alley. Booth: A140-P
When: August 25th to August 28th 2011.
Hope to see you there (from the pictures) and have an awesome time, especially on my behalf!! ‘Till next week QWIXOTICANS!
It’s been a while since we’ve had some character sketches up on this Blog. Those seem to be what gets everyone riled up and screamy. So I’ve decided, being the decider that I am, that for the next few weeks we’ll be putting up some character concept sketches of the cast from the upcoming QWIXOTIC Webcomic Series.
I’d like to take this time to clarify something. When I upload the artwork for our Webcomic onto Facebook and what not, people seem to applaud and are very impressed by my art skills. I’d like to thank those people. Your words mean a lot to me. Especially considering my art skills don’t go beyond the etching of my name in various fonts and honing my mustache grafitti on the various newsprints I find laying about the house.
All the artwork for the QWIXOTIC Webcomic Series has been done by Vince Sunico of Spent Pencils. Everything from the concepts, issues, character design, logo, posters, etc… are all Vince. Vince brings our written words to life in image form. But still, thanks for all the kind, kind words.
Now you all know Humayra, our very own Muslim warrior chick, who is one of the leading ladies of QWIXOTIC. It’s been a few months since you all read about her, and years since Gui and I conceptualized the character. Now, we, by which I obviously mean you, get to finally glimpse her in all her glory.
This image is a very tense and combative Humayra, than her character will be. She’s basically getting her brood on in this one. Vince, once again took our direction and designed this first sketch and it’s just awesome. For a first sketch, we have no complaints. What do you all think? Too much? Too little? Let us know!
There is one more sketch of Humayra, that properly captures her essence and who she is at the core. More on that next week. Till then, feel free to leave us your comments, love, hate, or recipes for wicked apple pie in the comments below.
After months of running around, concepts, even attempts at a logo (let’s not even discuss that whole scenario) we’ve finally got our own. *does a little Chandler dance*
Created by Vince Sunico of Spent Pencils, with design input from myself naturally, and my co creator/writer Gui… here is the finished and official logo for the QWIXOTIC Webcomic Series.
We’ve finally been able to brand the QWIXOTIC Series with its own unique and individual image. This is what you all will see in the next coming weeks during the marketing of QWIXOTIC launch. The logo itself has a deeper connection to the story, it reveals a lot about the lead character, Qwynn, and also some heavy tid bits on where the story is going. — I’ve said too much.
Check out the logo and let me know your thoughts, comments… or even what you’ve had for dinner, if you truly wish. Go nuts… in the comment section below I mean.
Continuing on the progress of the QWIXOTIC Webcomic ‘logo‘, (because I think a few delays is already too many, and you deserve better!) this week I give you the first draft of the logo, which is nearly completed.
I was initially going for a branding aspect with the logo, something that screams ‘QWIXOTIC’. This logo conceptualized by Vince is something that I can confidently say not only screams, but flips its top and beats QWIXOTIC into everyone’s mind. Well, that’s the goal anyway.
This one is completely going a different way than what I initially tried to come up with, through another designer (no comment) but it truly speaks to the webcomic. It does everything we want, and then some. I’m speaking metaphorically of course. The logo can’t pay my bills for me… (but maybe this webcomic can, some day… hmm.) Obviously the symbolism behind this is relevant to the story… but that will all be revealed in due time.
There’s still a few tweaks and changes to be done to this… but for now, revel in all is logo-tastic glory!!
Well well, a lot’s happened since my last post, unveiling our future QWIXOTIC plans to you all. Like a LOT. Well you’ll see.
First things first, I’m sure all are aware of the oddity (let’s say) which was the first attempt at creating a logo for our Webcomic that could. Apparently Vince took note, and while doing the artwork for Issue #1 of QWIXOTIC, he inadvertantly came up with the Logo. (Best thing in life are accidents no?)
Here’s how that conversation went, more or less:
Vince: So these are the designs I had for the _______ (spoilers!) of Issue #1.
V: So I was thinking–
S: HOLD UP! *chair gets thrown back as he stands up agressively and points to the page* THAT… could be the logo!
G: Dirty Irish Mother!!
V: Hmm… *stroking bearded chin* that could work.
S: Oh it’ll work.
And behold! The Qwixotic Logo!
OK, it’s not ‘the QWIXOTIC Logo’. Not even a first draft really. It’s more of Vince just throwing around ideas based on our collaborative brainstorming session. Yea, I’m a li’l tease. The design of the Logo is completed. This is just an idea being thrown around for some layout elements. Just playing around with the colors and styles, and that sort of thing as well. Obviously the final completed Logo will be up soon. Very soon.
In the next few weeks, I will be posting the progress of the logo, the final draft of which is more or less completed. Also! We have new character sketches! Notably, some may remember the Humayra character whose profile I put up, way back when. Well you can finally catch how she looks, in all her glory. Well… not that kind of glory, well– you know what I mean. There’s a bunch of other characters from up coming issues as well. Their concept art, progress, changes and that sort of thing will be up gradually on the Blog. Like I said, we’re not gonna be sitting on our asses during the next few months, and the Blog will reflect that accordingly.
’till next time, QWIXOTICANS ho!!